Archives for August 2011

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8/31/2011

Save Thousands of Dollars Telecommuting From a Virtual Office

Labor Day is right around the corner. That means back to school and back to work. And that means more cars on the road, more people commuting—and more all around pressure. But you can avoid a lot of wasted hours—and wasted time and extra stress—by working from a virtual office space.

Let’s use Canadian workers as an example. The average worker there is spending a whopping 42 min...

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8/26/2011

Can Being a Taker-Giving Help Your Small Business?

Life would be a lot easier if people recognized there are really only three kinds of people in the world. So says John Scott, an entrepreneur who started with a truck and a tool box to become a successful contractor and real estate developer.

"It's been my experience in life and in business that people come in only three basic varieties," says Scott, who is also author of The Joe Dial, a graphic tool that measures positive and negative e...

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8/22/2011

Cisco WebEx Offers Small Businesses Killer Deal

Are you using online meeting software? If not, you are probably traveling more than you need to or missing out on valuable face to face contact with coworkers, clients and prospects.

In a move to help small business owners make the most of their time, Cisco is rolling out a special deal worth blogging about. Small businesses can now tap into Unlimited WebEx meetings for up to eight people for just $19 a month.

In case you aren’t...

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8/19/2011

Top SEO Tips for Small Business Owners

For those who are just starting to learn how to do internet marketing, SEO is one of the most important topics to cover.

SEO, or search engine optimization, is all about getting your Web site to the top of the search engine results. Different SEO techniques will increase the visibility of your Web site to search engines, usually by increasing the amount of Internet traffic that it receives.

Most SEO tips and methods are focused ...

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8/18/2011

Is Your Small Business All Work, No Play?

Flexibility seems to be a 21st Century virtue.

In order to spend time with family and to maximize business opportunities, small business owners are flexible about work-life balance. So says a new study from Hiscox.

In fact, 51 percent of small business owners cite flexible working hours as their main way of achieving a healthy work/life balance. Another 21 percent point to scheduling time with family and friends and 11 percent l...

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